School of Health and Medical Sciences
Program Overview

Established in 1996 through the efforts of a dynamic group of neurologists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons, the three-year Neurology Residency Program through the School of Health and Medical Sciences provides residents with an integrated program that includes a strong neurology background and ample exposure to neurosurgery.

Based at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, the program accepts four residents per post-graduate year for a rigorous program combining clinical, academic and research experiences. Residents work in the following hospitals:

For 32 of 36 months of the program, residents are assigned to JFK Medical Center. A three-month rotation spent in consulting neurology at St. Francis Medical Center, a one-month rotation in child neurology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, and a one-month research rotation completes the program.

In a supportive teaching environment, residents are exposed to a range of neurologic and neurosurgical cases, enabling them to gain experience treating adults and pediatric patients with all types of diseases and disorders, including stroke, movement disorders, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuro-ophthalmologic problems and brain tumors. A variety of contemporary testing and treatment rooms, current technology and instrumentation, research laboratories, clinical offices, and a neuroscience library and conference room provide residents with state-of-the-art learning experiences.

Hands-on learning takes place through the use of dedicated digital EEG rooms, adult and child video epilepsy monitoring units, a four-bed sleep lab, quantitative evoked potentials, ENG, posturography, autonomic testing, a vestibular rotary chair for balance testing and transcranial doppler. Residents receive training in stereotactic radiosurgery; Gamma Knife surgery and radiation therapy for various neurological conditions. State-of-the-art interventional neuroradiology and MRI imaging, including functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, diffusion, perfusion and SPECT imaging are available onsite. Neurology residents also take part in a host of clinical trials using tissue plasminogen activator and neuro-protectants to treat stroke patients.

Throughout the program, residents actively participate in:

  • daily morning reports, neuroradiology rounds and attending rounds;
  • lectures and biweekly journal club;
  • conferences within the divisions of neurology and neurosurgery and other service areas;
  • weekly grand rounds and monthly hospital-wide grand rounds lectures; and
  • offsite graduate medical education programs and national conferences (stipends available).

Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience, faculty are clinically experienced in neurology, having trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs. The multidisciplinary faculty comprises a full-time staff and voluntary attendings, including adult neurologists, adult neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeon, neuropsychologists, basic scientists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologist and specialists in rehabilitation medicine. The New Jersey Neuroscience Institute faculty members make up the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Health and Medical Sciences.

For more information on the Neurology Residency Program affiliated Seton Hall University, review the program requirements and apply today.

Program Director:
Philip Hanna, M.D.

(732) 632-1685

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